Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
“Education is less about covering a curriculum than about discovering ideas.” Valerie Strauss makes the case against letting lectures dominate class structure via the Washington Post.
Are tablets better than textbooks in education? Though there are still challenges to face in edtech, the benefits make it worth embracing.
“A student who understands what it means to own their learning has an internal drive to get things done. Our students are changing their habits and their attitudes.” A school district in Wilder, Idaho is making personalized learning a reality.
Bryce Welker examines how adaptive learning technology is transforming the classroom and traditional teaching methods.
EdSurge shares how five educators have adapted their original approach to blended learning to find ever better ways to differentiate instruction, promote student agency, and create a more flexible learning environment.
Sergey Grybniak participated in Startup Weekend EDU New York and addressed five current issues that hinder the growth of edtech in the US.
Education Week takes a look at how the popularity of personalized learning far outpaces its evidence base, which may result in big challenges and modest gains.